It's fun to see how little ones pick up words. Peddu says "Mana" for No and Chinnu says Nana or Vana for No. This is their standard response for any query you pose them. Be it calling them for a bath or eating, their immediate response would be either Maana or Naana, with their heads shaking to show no.
Peddu is picking up words much faster and he typically says with his own slang. Last evening, Konda was watching Mr. Beans and hubby dear was standing carrying him. He was literally laughing aloud as if he understood what was shown.
Coming to their eating habits, other than their regular food, they are ready to taste anything new. Peddu especially is willing to taste new things. Whereas Chinnu backs off. But this one particular food was something both of them loved the moment I gave them. As you might know, Gongura is our favorite. I simply love the Gongura chutney that Amma makes.
So when we had another bunch of leaves with us, we were wondering what new way to cook it. So this rice dish came upon. After it was ready, I was about to taste it when both the twins came running, asking for a feed. I was hesitant but they won't let me go. So had to give them a sampling.
But they liked it so much that they wanted it again until it was all over. Of course, it was just a small sample I did the first time. This rice dish is something that's spicy, tangy, and all exciting all together! Not to mention, it can be prepared in a jiffy!
Cooked Rice - 1 cup
Gongura leaves - 1 cup
Onions - 1 medium
Curry leaves - 5
Mustard Seeds + Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Bengal Gram - 1/2 tsp
Cashew Nus - 5 Whole
Turmeric powder a pinch
Chili powder - 1/2 tsp
Red Chillies - 4
Salt to taste
Oil - 2 tsp
Lemon Juice - half